Around The Green: Heel Line Straight, Toe Line Open

Often players will come to us complaining that they are struggling with their shots around the green displaying the aforementioned heel line straight, toe line open.

This quite rarely has a reason behind it apart from being told that this is how you play a “chip” or “pitch”.

This position is seldom helpful. Normally to counterbalance the alignment of the feet and to get “back” to the ball, they sidebend towards the trail side, the lead shoulder raises and the shoulders start to align closed.

From there the club often whips inside and strike becomes somewhat of a lottery.

It is generally much easier to get the strike when the toes are aligned straighter with the belt and buttons on the shirt more stacked on top of each other.

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